Coding 101

Dec 7th 2015

Coding 101 95

WS2812

FastLED sample project
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Guests: Mark Smith
Category: Help & How To

To make FastLED work with an array of WS2812 LEDs, there are five basic pieces that Padre discusses with Mark "Smitty" Smith

Quick Notes:

  • The power regulator on an Arduino can provide ~500ma if you're giving it at least 7v of power
  • If you're powering it from USB, it's closer to 400ma
  • Each LED can pull UP TO 60ma (20ma per color)
  • If you're going to power a long strand of LEDs, you want to use an external power source.

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